Re: Hardware Inventory [was: Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?]

From: Greg KH (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 14:29:03 EST

On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 11:19:06AM -0800, Patrick Mochel wrote:
> It's very closely related; kinda like kissing cousins.
> /sbin/hotplug is called from the kernel only, right?

Right. But there's no reason it can't be called from any other place.
It's just a userspace program with a well documented interface :)

> I see no reason to change that at all for notification of devices that are
> plugged in/removed by suprise.

Also realize that the first scan of a bus looks just like a device was
plugged in from the subsystem's point of view.

> I was thinking, though, more along the lines of triggering the probe for
> devices that the kernel has a tough time finding on its own. E.g. peer
> Host/PCI bridges, batteries, etc.

Ah, things that do not have individual kernel module drivers right now?

greg k-h
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